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Critical Care Appeal

The appeal

The Luton & Dunstable Hospital are well underway with a massive redevelopment programme called the Acute Services Block.

The Critical Care Team is one of the specialties that is to benefit from this re-organisation that would enable them to enhance the features of their newly built department facilities. Alongside the Charity Team they are raising funds to enhance the new ITU and HDU – now known as Critical Care – for their patients, visitors and staff.

Creating new spaces that would improve the patient and visitor experience and in so also supporting patient care and staff wellbeing.

The team are not only moving to a brand new space with innovative new equipment, a larger space to work in, and a fresh new look, but they will also receive a brand new balcony garden.

The Charity are supporting in making this brand new area warm, comfortable, and as less clinical as we can. We are adding in specialized lighting, seating, sleeper beds for patients family members, planting and so much more!

Critical care settings are always very stressful with the right environment, family close by and fresh air for the patients this will provide a positive distraction & promote their recovery. Read Andy’s story below:

Andy’s story

Andy has suffered with a bowel disorder for all of his life. In 2016, Andy found himself in the Emergency Department receiving many tests to find out why his body was beginning to shut down. Andy was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and ended up in a lifesaving five hour operation. Andy spent 3 days in the HDU feeling very unwell, but being very well cared for. Outdoor space would have boosted his health and may have allowed him to leave the HDU earlier. This appeal is Andy’s opportunity to give back.


To support, make a donation, or fundraise for us, please be generous and help us help our patients!

The Critical Care Team are so dedicated to fundraising they have run several successful events.
The first was a cake stall and the second an Easter Craft Stall with a raffle, both raising over £1,000 each, a charity football match raising just under £3,000, a beat the goalie game at Harpenden Common raising £350 and Georgia and Yvonne swam in The Great North Swim and have raised over £1,800 so far. Ruth ran a marathon and raised over £500.

Charmaine Norrish Deputy fundraising Manager also cut off her hair raising funds for the garden and raised £200 in donations to the page.

We have had bike rides and a soon to be Bingo night at Mecca Bingo!

So far we have raised £27,334 of our £131,901 target, help us hit this total!

To support this appeal, you can:

  • Make a donation via our JustGiving page
  • Fundraise for us. Please contact for a fundraising pack
  • Send a cheque made payable to Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Charity to Charity Team, L&D Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ. Please place Critical Care Appeal on the back of the cheque
  • Make a payment over the phone. Call 01582 718 289 and speak to a member of the team
  • Make a BACS payment. Please email for bank details.